It was another lazy Sunday and quite fed-up (not that I am complaining) of the usual home-cooked meals by our beloved in-house chef, Manang Nida, I head out craving for something authentic, different and unique. After all, a good Sunday restaurant meal could be a reward at the end of a busy work-week. Well, not that I was really busy but I just want to try something new.
Who would have thought that amidst all the fancy restaurant and sprawling fast-food joints in Baguio City is something new, literally! I never saw this restaurant before. And voilà, it is affordable too, though I said I wanted to eat out but I did not mean I would spend a lot. The genial and awesome reception by Ms. Nikki Lee and her staff made me stay and try it out. I have a great weakness for sincere hospitality and there is no way I could turn down a charming smile and walk away. Their hospitality just made me sat down and ask for the specialty of the house, and as of this writing, I have no regrets.
Today, I say hello or should it be annyeonghaseyo to Gobi Nara ! It is a Korean term that literally translates to ‘meat country’.
While waiting for the staff to scramble all the mise-en-place of the dish I ordered, I gazed around the artistic wall decor of Korean caricatures. The restaurant was clean, nothing grandiose, very inviting and what I like most, its well-lit. It’s obvious that this place had nothing to hide, but a lot to show-off. Here, I enjoyed freshly cooked, hot off-the-grill and authentic Korean cuisine.
If you are like me who once in a while crave for something new, different and of course not at all pricey try this place out. Gogi Nara is at the Lower Ground of SM City Baguio’s mountain view. Dine in or outside and enjoy the cool mountain breeze while enjoying Korean staples such as Fried Kimchi, Pork Bulgogi, Chili Squid, Rice Cake Ramyeon or choose from one of their special hot ramens. Oh, and they have Do Si Lak served in Bentos, too.
And one more thing, this place is a wi-fi zone !